11 July 2022
We have been hearing about Samsung's 200-megapixel smartphone camera sensor for quite a long time. It was made official in September 2021 and is widely speculated to make its debut on a Motorola smartphone. It was later expected to arrive on Samsung phones but a new report claims that the company has developed a new improved version of the sensor.
As per ETNews, Samsung has completed the development of a new and improved 200-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor. It is said to divide the mass production of the sensor between Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Samsung Electronics. The ratio between the players will be 70:30. It means 70% of the overall orders will be taken care of by Samsung Electro-Mechanics.
The commercial name of the first-gen offering is ISOCELL HP1 and the next one is said to be called ISOCELL HP3. The new version is said to bring upgrades over the predecessor but what kind of upgrades, this is a question that will likely get answered in future leaks. We already know that HP1 is capable of delivering a number of high-end features including 8K video recording, advanced HDR, and Double Super Phase detection autofocus.
There are speculations that the new ISOCELL HP3 will make its debut with the Galaxy S23 series, specifically the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The current-gen Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 108-megapixel camera sensor. The new sensor will surely be an upgrade in terms of megapixel count but whether that will also result in performance improvements, we will have to wait and see.